UnWholly (Unwind Dystology #2) by Neal Shusterman

November 6, 2014

Unwholly (Unwind #2) by Neal Shusterman, Book Cover

Six Blazing Stars. (six of five) Check it Out Here


Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simltaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand to the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished.

Cam is a product of unwinding; made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds, he is a teen who does not technically exist. A futuristic Frankenstein, Cam struggles with a search for identity and meaning and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul. And when the actions of a sadistic bounty hunter cause Cam’s fate to become inextricably bound with the fates of Connor, Risa, and Lev, he’ll have to question humanity itself.

Rife with action and suspense, this riveting companion to the perennially popular Unwind challenges assumptions about where life begins and ends—and what it means to live.



I loved this book from the opening quote.

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
—Albert Camus

Thinking back to why I gave it's predecessor Unwind four stars, probably because it riled me up way more than I like to be riled by books. The ease of which I could place myself within this cruel world of misguidance and fear, disturbed me.  But this was a wonderful adventure into the characters and themes I loved. 

The plot was great, fast paced and well paced. This book had no annoying romance to complain about, but was more focused on what it means to deal with horrible situations and keep it all together. The new characters were humanized and relate-able, despite the revulsion the actions of  some  caused within me. The themes were talked about maturely, and without annoying naive undertones, the characters are not oblivious to their situation due to insta-love, or imagined helplessness. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone which put it a step above the rest.

Then there were the many topics this book left in my mind. Pondering whether the sum of our parts make us into something greater. Whether young people's potential and drive will always scare the old, who quickly forgot who they once were. Thinking about how to love yourself, when you can barely look at what you are.  How can you know yourself when you have been shaped by everything and body around you, without the freedom to find your own identity. How do you love someone, when you are trying to devote yourself completely to others?

Overall, this was a fun, note worthy, awesome, page turner and I can't wait for the next two books in the series.

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